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Priory Country Park

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Photos in the making

As our camera club decided to visit the Bedford Priory I thought I would like to go as well. Not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Luton, United Kingdom
Beautiful walks in the sunshine

A truly beautiful place for family and friends to enjoy walking, cycling, nature, the great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon C
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“dog walkers”(24 reviews)
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Priory Country Park Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ, England
+44 1234 718012
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As our camera club decided to visit the Bedford Priory I thought I would like to go as well. Not disappointed Situated off Barkers Lane, well sign posted and plenty of parking. we all met in the on site Café Opens at 10:00 on the...More

Thank 270Raymondo123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly beautiful place for family and friends to enjoy walking, cycling, nature, the great outdoors and watersports. Take a picnic and enjoy!

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park receives much less attention than the embankment area - completely undeservedly. You can waste away a couple of hours wandering around, sunbathing, picnicking or playing games. There are little coffee venues as well as a sailing club - but even if water sports...More

Thank juljanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely surroundings, great walks, lovely tea room and parking is free. Had a lovely day. The only negative were the toilets were not very good though.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Park is ok, nothing special. Had an ok day there utterly ruined by rude tea room staff would not recommend. If you must go take a picnic, lots of people had so suspect it wasn’t an off day or a one off and that the...More

Thank Julian A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

walk round the lake look at the wildlife, in the sun in the shade trees abound, favorite spot for dog walkers.

Thank BruceBedford
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely food at the cafe. Cost just over £30 for 2 adults & 2 children’s lunches. We were going to have ice cream after but £3 a scoop seemed a bit excessive. Parking was free and plentiful. Playground is mostly aimed at older children. Our...More

Thank amjac
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I feel like priory country park is a great park with a bit of everything. A brilliant green courtyard when you’re feeling like you just want to relax and a few off beaten fun little trails for the adventurous. I’ve even found some trees with...More

Thank The Pragmatic T
Reviewed 4 August 2018

If you want solitude, and a peaceful weekend walk in the summer then this is not for you. It's popular with the locals, dogs and families galore, so head for the little trails through the finger lakes if you want a sense of being off...More

1  Thank Keith W
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and great service. The quality of ice creams are superb, big scoops for a good price. The customer service skills are good and everyone came across as polite, well trained and friendly! I felt happy to pay the prices with the quality of...More

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Sheila G
7 May 2018|
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Response from jonbishop2017 | Property representative |
BBQs are not permitted at any of the parks owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council
26 December 2017|
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Response from HubbleBubbleTrouble | Reviewed this property |
yes, everything is accessible there, the cafe is level, toilets , everything, sorry to have been so long in answering.
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25 September 2017|
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Response from jonbishop2017 | Property representative |
The main car parks at Priory CP all have height restrictions set at 6'6" (1.8M) there is additional un-restricted parking at the Barkers lane entrance adjacent to the recycling area. this car park is available 24 hours a day.